Model Paulina Porizkova is engaging in yet another candid discussion about life and her reflections ahead of the release of her new book, “No Filter,” in November.
The 57-year-old European model has been sharing many of her recent thoughts on aging and body positivity in the past few weeks. Her recent post shared on Thursday explored the differences between narcissism and confidence.
Paulina Porizkova Flashes Sunned Buns In A ‘No Filter’ Bikini Snap
In her latest Instagram post, Paulina looks like she’s standing outside on her porch, leaning against a white column in a cheetah-printed bikini. Most of her back is exposed, as is her toned derriere, as she flaunts her lean legs against the scenic backdrop.
In the caption, she revealed that there is #nofilter, #noretouch, and #nofakery, as she shares in many of her bikini and nude snaps. She also included the hashtags #deepthoughts, #latesummerthoughts, and the fan-favorite, #betweenjloandbetty white.
“Let’s talk a moment about celebrity narcissism – of which I’m as guilty as anyone,” she began in her lengthy caption. “Is it that narcissists are inherently drawn to a life in the spotlight- or that the spotlight creates them?”
“Speaking from experience: if you have any inclinations towards it, the spotlight will not only suit you but can also support it like nothing else,” she wrote. “There is a certain level that is actually necessary- and it’s a little past the allowance for most others. If you’re famous for being an artist or an entertainer- your actual craft requires a level of narcissism.”
‘The confident will learn, the narcissist never.’
“You need to delve deeply inside yourself to pull things out and share them. That’s a whole lot of time you spend with yourself,” she continued. “You also have to believe that what you have to offer is important, that all that time spent what others would think is navel gazing, is time well spent. And you have to have thick skin to withstand all the things that will be thrown at you.”
“For all this, you require either major confidence or narcissism,” she pointed out. “And both happen to look alike from the outside – but be exactly on opposites sides of the spectrum.”
“What truly separates them is the ability to listen, to hear. The confident one can process new information, the narcissist will bat it away,” she explained. “The confident one will take responsibility, the narcissist will point fingers. The confident will learn, the narcissist never. One will become more beautiful with age, the other bitter and alone.”
She jokingly finished up her caption, writing, “I’m working on it!”
Fans Have Nothing But Support For Paulina’s Latest Post
Fans lit up the post with heart emojis as they shared their support for her latest reflection. “You are on the right track!! Well written as always Paulina!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🥰🤗😎,” one follower wrote.
“well I don’t know about you being guilty of anything other than getting more beautiful as you get older,” another fan commented, while several followers told her that she is “beautiful inside and out.”
“You inspire me to open up about my story thank you for that !” another fan wrote. Paulina, who often interacts with her fans, replied, “🙌💪🏻.”
“Thank you for your insight and perspective. I never quite thought of it like this,” another follower wrote. “It certainly is a journey but one you are embracing rather than avoiding. You will never be bitter and alone. You have so much to offer this world! 💕Your beauty and grace shine through.”
“You are the right combination of narcissism and humbleness, which is why you’re one of my favorite follows! Don’t ever change!” another fan chimed in. “P.S. we all are narcissistic in our own right whether we choose to admit it or not! Only difference we don’t have the notoriety that you do! I wouldn’t change a thing about myself in that regard! God Bless 🙌.”
“I practice law and we cultivate detachment and narcissism. I think it is in part because we have to fight for every inch and thus we are professional whiners,” another user weighed in. “Narcissism comes in handy. Detachment helps us analyze cases objectively.” Paulina replied to the comment, adding, “that’s sort of sad.”
Another fan wrote, “Love your words. Love you’re a– 😌” to which Paulina replied, “😂.”
In another recent post, Paulina Porizkova reflected on “celebrating” her body by sharing a photo of herself completely nude. Fans can check out her candid reflections in that post by clicking here.